A new charbroiled burger specialist named Bugerwerkz is looking to open at the end of the month in Westlake Village, with a restaurant associate telling Grub Street that the brand plans to spread to several more locations in the future. Just as San Diego chains like Slater's and Burger Lounge have descended on Southern California in the past year, Werkz is a local, albeit one that also has a San Diego connection, sourcing its natural, sustainable corn-fed meat from Brandt Beef in nearby Brawley, just under the Salton Sea.
Burgerworkz has five hand-formed burgers in the werkz, including its "Classic" with the brand's own sauce, and bulkier fare like jalapeno and bacon cheese burgers, as well as wagyu hot dogs, seared ahi burgers, salads, shakes, and sides like fries and edamame to appease surly vegetarian-types in the family. Burgers will be available in both standard and slider size, with options of turkey and veggie patties. And unlike yesterday's burgers chains, there will also be beer and wine.
Burgerwerkz, which is currently in the midst of inspections, is anticipating a debut at the end of January, with a full menu already online.
Burgerwerkz, 30869 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Westlake Village; 818-347-6555.